Nicotine Metabolite Urine Test

Cotinine, Urine


Specimen Type: Urine

Description:

Nicotine Metabolite Urine Test

This test is used to detect the primary metabolite of nicotine in the urine.  There are many reasons for nicotine testing. For parents, smoking can be a tough issue. Nicotine urine testing is a fast and low-cost way to help keep your teens honest about smoking and provide a gateway for a conversation about the addictive substance. Additionally, employers are using nicotine urine testing as a part of pre-employment drug screening in order to reduce healthcare costs and support cessation in employees who smoke.

This nicotine urine test (metabolite or Cotinine test) is used to determine active tobacco use. The cutoff is set high to rule out passive inhalation (second-hand smoke).  A Nicotine Blood Test can be ordered by people who require a test with higher sensitivity for detecting passive exposure. 

Please note: A negative result will report as "negative" and will not have a quantitative (numerical) value. 

Turnaround time for the Nicotine test (cotinine test) is typically 2-4 business days.

At this time, Request A Test does not offer DOT (Department of Transportation) certified testing.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Incubation Period:

The Nicotine Metabolite test (cotinine test) can detect up to 7 days past exposure.

Requirements:

Please note that not all lab locations are able to perform the collections for urine drug testing.  When placing a testing order online you will only be able to select from lab locations which are able to perform this type of testing.

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Nicotine Metabolite Urine Test

Cotinine, Urine


Important: Orders for this test must be placed by phone. Please call Request A Test at 1-888-732-2348 to order.
Specimen Type: Urine

Description:

Nicotine Metabolite Urine Test

This test is used to detect Nicotine and its primary metabolite cotinine in the urine.  There are many reasons for nicotine testing. For parents, smoking can be a tough issue. Nicotine urine testing is a fast and low-cost way to help keep your teens honest about smoking and provide a gateway for a conversation about the addictive substance. Additionally, employers are using nicotine urine testing as a part of pre-employment drug screening in order to reduce healthcare costs and support cessation in employees who smoke.

This test provides results for both Nicotine and Cotinine.  Nicotine is usually only detectable for a short time after use.  Cotinine is typically detectable for several days after tobacco use. This test is not intended to detect passive (second hand) exposure.  A Nicotine Blood Test can be ordered by people who require a test with higher sensitivity for detecting passive exposure. 

Turnaround time for the Nicotine test (cotinine test) is typically 3-5 business days.

At this time, Request A Test does not offer DOT (Department of Transportation) certified testing.

Note: Result turn around times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. Our reference lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

Requirements:

Please note that not all lab locations are able to perform the collections for urine drug testing.  When placing a testing order online you will only be able to select from lab locations which are able to perform this type of testing.

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